Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement, and for good reason. This treatment has quickly evolved from a singular implant to being available as implant-supported dentures and more. With a guaranteed long lifespan, dental implants have become our number one recommended treatment for tooth loss.
In the past, removable dentures and bridges were the main solutions for tooth loss. But ever since the genesis of dental implants, implants have held some significant advantages over the others. From durability to longevity, and natural appearance, dental implants are one of the best solutions to restore your smile complete from the jawbone up.
Dental implants are made up of three separate parts — the implant fixture, abutment connecting piece, and the dental crown. The implant fixture is made from titanium, and the abutment is typically made of this material as well. The dental crown, however, is made of porcelain to ensure it’s durable and natural-looking.
Insurance coverage depends on each patient and their unique situation. If you don’t receive enough coverage to pay for your implants, we’ll provide you with information about financing options such as CareCredit and Citi Health Card.
In order to become certified to place dental implants, a dentist must complete an advanced training process. However, the training is not as in-depth as other dental programs, so it’s important that patients do their research about the dentist before choosing them.
Luckily, Dr. Brace is well trained in dental implant placement and is part of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dental implants can be used to replace one, multiple, or a full arch of teeth. We offer multiple implant solutions to restore your smile. In fact, we receive more patients looking to replace multiple teeth than a single tooth.
The longevity of dental implants depends on how well the patient cares for them. If you maintain good oral health and limit sugary foods, they could last a lifetime.
According to the Dental Implant Guide, a website hosted by the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, the long-term success rate of treatment with dental implants is 95 percent. This means that your dental implants have a 95% chance of lasting over 40 years, making them the longest-lasting tooth replacement treatment currently available.
We can’t wait to help you transform your smile with dental implants! If you’re missing one or more teeth or may be at risk for losing teeth, give us a call or fill out our contact form. One of our team members will be in touch to schedule a consultation with you.
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Dr. Barry Brace
469 S Kirkwood Rd
St. Louis, MO
Monday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm